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10 Awesome Things To Do From Home This Weekend

By Aren Budiprabawa
24th Sep 2020

Running errands and everyday routines can be quite vanilla, especially after spending 90% of our days indoors. But with the weekend sitting around the corner, we can’t help to wind down and celebrate all the little things we have. In case you’re out of ideas, check out the list below. 

BUILDERS ARMS PUB TRIVIA

Weekends call for fun and boozy trivia nights and The Builders Arms Hotel are offering just that. This Friday 25 September, the Fitzroy-based pub is hosting another edition of its ever-popular pub trivia online. Hosted by RRR’s Cam Smith, tickle your mind with quizzes of booze, food and local culture, complete with a hands-on sensory round. Get the chance to snatch the title of Best Team Name, The Golden Ticket as well as The Lucky Dip and win a few delicious prizes. This event is free but you still need to secure your spot online and pick up your sensory kit onsite. 

More information here

DOUGHNUT TIME DIY KITS 

If you’re done spending your time with paint by numbers, then this could be your next time-consuming venture. As part of their comeback, Doughnut Time is launching their very own DIY doughnut kits which include four plain doughnuts and various toppings. From Caramel Baskin to Life On Mars, create your take on their famous signature menus. You can also have a vegan kit if you prefer one. With each box clocks in at $34, shipping is available across Brisbane, Gold Coast and Melbourne. 

Hops And Barrels Wine Tour 

While you can’t be off on a winery tour, Hops And Barrels are fulfilling your dream to hop on a—virtual—tour around Mornington Peninsula’s wineries. The At Home Wine Tour Experience has curated your favourite parts of their wine tour and recreated it for you to enjoy on your couch. This virtual tour is free for anyone above 18 and you can book your spot through this form

Sydney Opera House Digital Season | In The Mood

If Hong Kong romantic drama is your thing, then check out In The Mood—A Love Letter to Wong Kar-Wai & Hong Kong. Performing live from Sydney Opera House’s Joan Sutherland Theatre this Saturday 26 September at 9pm, catch Rainbow Chan, Eugene Choi and Marcus Whale pay tributes to the 1960s drama masterpiece. 

More information here

Henry and The Fox | Vegan Bolognese Masterclass

Spice up your weekend pasta with Henry and the Fox’s Vegan Bolognese masterclass. Learn how to recreate their famous vegan pasta at home through an interactive zoom session this Saturday 26 September. You’ll also be equipped with an ingredients box which includes fresh vegan pasta, sauce and 400g cashew cheese. This beginner class is clocking in at $59 and you can register here

Arts Centre Melbourne | Big Night In Season Two

If you’ve ever been to a performance at the Arts Centre, you’d know they pull out all the stops. Their virtual event, Big Night In, has been keeping the masses entertained over the past few months with all sorts of musical guests. It’s hosted by loveable local John Foreman, with the latest event featuring hilarious comedian Geraldine Hickey. Stream your night away here.

Corner Hotel | Mystery Beer Box

Stock up on your favourite booze with Corner Hotel’s Pop Up Bottleshop. If you live within 5km of their 57 Swan Street locale, swing by their booth and grab a six-pack mystery box of the stuff that’s keeping us going right now, glorious beer. Kicking off this Thursday 24 September at 4pm to 8pm, the pop-up will only be available for two days.

More information here.

The Guest Club

Guest Club is taking you on an international art tour of epic proportions. For their first virtual tour, they’ll be taking you to London’s historic Ely House to view—and hear—Oliver Beer’s latest exhibition, a multi-sensory experience including sound installation, a self-playing piano and stunning sculptural works.

Find out how you can join the tour here.

Sydney Fringe: Ten Out Of Ten

Laugh out your weekend with an uplifting, interactive performance of Sydney Fringe’s Ten Out Of Ten (TOOT). Peeking into the absurd world of triumphs and disasters, three experts will give insights on our successes and failures through live music, the raising hands and chalkboard. Live streaming this Thursday 24 September, TOOT is inviting you to connect and reflect your accomplishments and inadequacies. 

Register here

Humour Us: Bec Charlwood and Rosie Piper

Fill up your weekly comedy dose with this week’s Sydney Opera House’s Humour Us. Streaming this Sunday 27 September, catch these two rising comedians, Bec Charlwood and Rosie Paper, in their journey to make your weekend laughable. Specialising in anecdotes about her life, Charlwood was featured on Rove McManus’s live variety show and is a co-host of the famous Ladies Guide to Dude Cinema podcast. Rosie Piper is also a long-running favourite in Sydney’s comedy scene, with her comic performance on Tonightly and opening for big names like Wil Anderson. Their performance starts at 8pm sharp and is available on-demand afterwards. 

More information here.

Check out everything else happening during the lockdown here.

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